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A Simple Guide to Backyard Astronomy Using Binoculars or a Small

Light pollution complicates observing the night sky if you live near a city as the brightness of the sky will determine how much you will be able to see. Star gazing in the .... A stand-alone "star finder" is the new Celestron Sky Scout. ... Many large deep sky objects look better in binoculars than in a telescope due to their larger.

astroguidev9complete.pdf

Star Hopping in the Big City

The finder should be large enough to see stars too faint to pierce through the sky glow. The 50mm finder I used that night did well that night. .... image below seems to confirm this is NGC-663. This is a 30' X 30' FOV, similar to the view through the 8-inch refractor with a 50mm eyepiece (50mm)(1”/25mm)=2. 8x10/2 = 40x.

Star_Hopping_in_the_Big_City.pdf

User guide - Sky maps

Navigating the Night Sky. Learn the sky by first finding those stars or constellations that you already know, such as the. Big Dipper or Orion. This time of year, the Big ... light-years. 40%. 60%. 50%. 50%. Aldebaran. Selected Deep Sky Objects in the. January through April early evening sky. THE ASTRONOMICAL LEAGUE ...

Users Guide, Sky Maps, 4_4.pdf

The Multi-site All-Sky CAmeRA (MASCARA) - Finding transiting

Jul 7, 2016 ... bright star. Initial attempts to directly search for transit signals via high-precision photometric monitoring of large star fields, such as Vulcan (Borucki et al. .... G. J. J. Talens et al.: The Multi-site All-Sky CAmeRA (MASCARA). Hour Angle. Declination. -40◦. -30◦. -20◦. -10◦. 10◦. 20◦. 30◦. 40◦. 50◦. 60◦. 70◦. 80◦.

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A Collection of Curricula for the STARLAB Lewis & Clark Cylinder

Finding the North Star, the North Celestial. Pole and Directions . ..... Lewis & Clark D-14 •. 3. Finding the Cardinal Directions in the Night Sky. Lewis and Clark used directions to determine when the sun was due south (Noon), ..... all parts of the constellations visible at 50 degrees, still visible at 40 degrees? Predict how the ...

6.4.5_SD.16.LewisAndClark.pdf

The Star Finder Book

Seattle, Washington. The Star Finder Book. The Star Finder Book. A Complete Guide to the Many Uses of the 2102-D Star Finder. Second Edition. David Burch .... computes heights and bearings of all the major bodies in the sky for any date, time, and location. One ..... season, from any latitude, at any time of day or night.

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A Search for Laser Emission with Megawatt Thresholds from 5600

of nearby (within 100 pc) FGKM-type stars distributed roughly uniformly over the sky accessible to the Keck Observatory. ... telescope at RA=19-20 hr and Dec=+ 40-50, and its faint footprints of fields of view of the NASA K2 mission along the ..... 3.3 False Positives: Night Sky Lines, Cosmic Rays, and Instrument Artifacts.

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Discovering the Night Sky.pdf

Chapter 1. Discovering the Night Sky. • Scales of the Universe. • Patterns of Stars. • Earthly cycles. • Eclipses .... right for the Big Dipper. • The patterns are unchanging in ~10,000 year .... Using the Star and Planet. Locator. • The Star and Planet Finder mimics the Earth's daily rotation and yearly revolution about the Sun ...

Discovering the Night Sky.pdf

Download PDF

Jan 1, 2016 ... largest city and capitol of Minnesota is. Minneapolis-St. Paul ... municate an indigenous perspective of the night sky. Located at the center of both maps is the north celestial pole (NCP) and the North Star (Polaris), which is Giiwedin. Anung (Ojibwe) ... viewing location of approximately 40-50° north latitude).

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Meade 2009 Product Catalog

With optics that rival the most expensive telescopes, computerized star-finding capabilities, and a ... This optical design outperforms many telescopes of larger ... sky for you (see pg. 13). AutoStar Suite™ Software/Training DVD. New Astronomer Edition planetarium software helps you learn the night sky. You can also use ...

MeadeCatalog_0409.pdf

Photometry

Aperture size and growth curves. • First, it is VERY hard to measure the total light as some light is scattered to very large radius. Radial intensity distribution for a bright, isolated star. Radius from center in pixels. Inner/outer sky radii. Perhaps you have most of the light within this radius ...

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BBC Stargazing Live Star and Moon Guide

The sky is always changing – the stars you can see from a certain location change throughout the night as the. Earth rotates, and throughout the seasons as the Earth ... EARLY EVENING. WHAT TO LOOK FOR. In the UK, this is called the Plough and is part of a larger constellation called Ursa Major (Latin for. Great Bear).

bbc_stargazing_live_star_guide.pdf

Northstar

an interactive astronomy CDROM for your computer to aid you in your understanding of the night sky. Finally, the magnetic compass will aid you in finding ... Stand Northstar Computerized Star Locator Assembly and attached tripod legs in ... With the lowest power eyepiece (the one with the largest number printed on it).

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TELESCOPE GUIDE

way to start taking in the delights of the night sky. They are ... A pair of 10x50 binoculars will magnify the view 10 times and has. 50mm-diameter front lenses. Binoculars are great for getting to know some of the basic star patterns and can show a surprisingly wide .... larger (20-40mm) focal length will provide you with a.

sgl_guide_to_telescopes.pdf

White Paper

Aug 30, 2013 ... Kepler could survey bright FGK stars and M stars in up to 40 high galactic latitude fields (|b|>30 deg) in the ecliptic plane in a 3 yr extended ... in the ecliptic plane to search for planet transits around stars at high galactic latitudes and to study star ... observing period (8 hours per day with 50% weather loss).

Beichman_Kepler.pdf

Introduction to Amateur Astronomy

Jul 5, 2016 ... been roughly stable at around 40-50 members since the start of the club in 1960. ..... town stepping out for a few minutes at night hardly see any stars. This is due to the facts that they are not dark- adapted and that the city sky is light polluted. Unless ... eyepiece, finder, Telrad, laser pointer, polar alignment,.

Intro_to_Amateur_Astronomy.pdf

VERY LARGE TELESCOPE NaCo User Manual

Jun 20, 2008 ... 40. 5.3.4 NIGHT FLAT FIELDS FOR SDI+4. 40. 5.3.5 PIPELINE FOR SDI+4. 40. 5.4 GRISM SPECTROSCOPY. 41. 5.4.1 PRISM SPECTROSCOPY. 42 ... DATA CLEANING. 49. 5.6.7 PSF CALIBRATIONS STRATEGIES. 49. 5.6.8 IMAGING TESTS. 49. 5.6.9 ON SKY OBSERVATIONS: VY CANIS MAJORIS. 50 ...

VLT-MAN-ESO-14200-2761_v82.pdf

The future of massive variability searches

stars. A search for supernovae will help the determination of cosmological parameters Ω and Λ. A search for microlensing events will provide insight into the stellar mass ... over the whole sky which are brighter than 15 mag is ~ 2 × 107 ( Allen 1973), of which only ~ 50% are visible from any given site on any given night.

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Night Sky Photometry with Sky Quality Meter

Subject headings: light pollution – night sky brightness – photometry – instruments – calibration .... avoided if the contamination by light sources and by the luminous or dark landscape under the horizon cannot be checked. 10. 20. 30. 40. 50. 60 zenith distance - degrees ..... the telescope over standard stars finding a good.

sqmreport.pdf

PDC INF v11

Search for PHO. INF system requirements. To detect >80% of potential hazard bodies with size larger. Search for new comets. Monitoring, discovery and characterization of space debris. Study of. • Transiting exoplanets. To detect >80 % of potential hazard bodies with size larger coming from night sky (night-sky NEOs).

IAA-PDC-17-02-P03.pdf